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Beginning Java Programming

Discussion in 'Application Development' started by TirkaTirka218, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. TirkaTirka218

    TirkaTirka218 New Member
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    So I finally purchased my first smartphone the new Droid X, and I got lucky because it was the last Droid X in the store :D. So far I'm addicted to this thing and I knew I would be.

    So I've wanted to get into programming but never got around to starting until now because i have some some app ideas that I'd like to develop. I know this is going to take some time to get started but I'd like to be guided in the right direction for starting to learn Java programming. I have no programming experience but I'm willing to do what it takes to learn. So I'm wondering what books I should pick up to get started with programming from the basics to an intermediate level.

    I was thinking about picking up these books, if you have any other suggestions it would be greatly appreciated.

    Hello, Android: Introducing Google's Mobile Development (When it's released)
    Beginning Android 2
    Head First Java, 2nd Edition
     

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  2. nickf77

    nickf77 Well-Known Member
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    I also used Professional Android 2 Application Development. I think it does a pretty good job of laying out the basics of Android and it does a good job of making sure your app is "polite" on system resources and hardware. Don't forget to use Android's Dev Guide, too. It's got a ton of good tutorials and references.

    Happy programming!
     
  3. While I can't comment on any Android-specific books, Head First Java is what I used to learn Java a few years back, and it was an awesome resource. You will definitely be able to graduate from that book into Android programming (with the proper guidance provided in the Android department) in a very short amount of time.

    Just my two cents.
     
  4. jonbonazza

    jonbonazza Well-Known Member
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